Skip to comments.This Guy Is No Longer School Board President After Calling a Mom ‘Chubby Wubby’
Posted on 05/14/2014 11:49:18 AM PDT by nickcarraway
Ray Cote, the charming fellow pictured here, has resigned as the board of education president in Mahopac, New York, just north of the city, after a hot mike caught him calling a parent fat. "This one here, chubby wubby, she gets fatter and fatter at every meeting. She really does," said Cote at a board gathering that was being streamed live online. A committed mother watching at home put the clip on YouTube, like a small-town V. Stiviano, and now the jerk is gone.
"It totally tells us that he cares nothing for the community that he says he upholds," said the concerned parent with a working knowledge of how to go viral. "Nothing. He cares nothing for us."
"My words were inappropriate and do not reflect my feelings or attitudes," said Cote in a statement. "I will strive to regain the trust and respect of the community." Cote, it turns out, belongs to a "diversity and sensitivity team" created after students posted racially insensitive comments on Twitter earlier this year. Or he used to.
Name that party!
Good. THIS is the right kind of outrage!
The SOB, like all liberals, thought that he had the right to judge.
But will this be on the 6 o’clock news?
Taken out of context, obviously.
Oh, good grief-now we all have a constitutional right not to be offended?
My reply to him: “Listen, you exit aperture of the digestive system. You look like a male member with fur. Your grin reminds me of something I saw at a zoo.”
Of course, my actual words would be somewhat different.
I am waiting for NSA to publish a few things I have to say about the jerk in the White House.
Ever notice how sensitivity specialists are INsensitive?
A close parallel is how shootings occur after those stupid (and well-subsidized) “NON-violence Summits” in da hood.
Another one is how people who extravagantly say, “It’s NOT about the money” are almost always the super greedy ones.
“What I meant to say was........”
It certainly displays an incredible lack of professionalism.
Yeah, but was WAS she fat?
It's not like he called all the women in San Antonio fat!
He should stand by his comments like that Black ESPN dude.
Wait a minute! Is she FAT? Does she appear to be getting fatter?
We can’t keep railroading people out of their positions just because they say something rude. Especially when it was a PRIVATE conversation. It won’t be long and NO ONE will be able to speak the truth.
I don’t know if this man, (women would be even more cruel), is a Democrat or Republican, and I don’t care. He is or was free to speak his mind, in a “private” (not that it really matters) conversation. One person’s joke is another person’s imagined embarrassment, so ban all jokes? It is soon coming to that. As soon as you, (general you), get fired for YOUR joke, THEN the light will go on, but it will be too late.
PC, in all of its forms, is destroying this country. It very well may be already too late.
He who is without sin among you, let him throw a stone at her first.
In the next election, vote the guy out if you want to.
BTW don’t you think the fat lady KNOWS she is fat?
BTW I’m fat! Who cares?
This was at a board meeting, you say crap like that to a customer or another employee, you’d get fired so fast it would make your head spin.
A meeting is not the place to make a personal remark, even as an aside. that said, chubby wubby obviously doesn’t have a skin to go with the rest of her-it is thin...
It wasn’t her who complained, it was someone watching the meeting on TV.
I meant watching online, not on TV.
Just don’t say them in a meeting...
He is a Fatist !
Typical school administrator, showing utter contempt for parents; they will slam Common Core down their throats regardless of what the parents think.
President Reagan never called anyone fat during a State of the Union speech, does that mean he was P.C.?
Someone who should mind their own business if they weren’t there in person, in my opinion.
Several years ago, I had a comp client who was a trannie. One of my co-workers used to hum Dude Looked Like a Lady under her breath whenever he came to the office-we all thought it was hysterical, but we never laughed about that or any other client joke until clients were all gone, and we were closing up at 5...
Assuming the women who called in pays property taxes, she pays his salary and is entitled.
Would she prefer to be called Chubby Ubsy?
These “Tolerant” lefties....
Many people were there, in person and otherwise. It was a board meeting on live stream. He stuck his foot in his mouth in the public square and on the record, perfectly valid reason for termination.
You’d think fat people would have thick skins.
Valid point, but I still think it is a bit much-I’m betting the publik skool system there certainly has more pressing problems than the board president calling a parent fat, or someone watching making a fuss over it.
I’d rather read that someone watching called to object to something having to do with what was being taught, lesson plans, etc-but then that would require giving a damn about something other than bad manners...
Not in and of itself perhaps, but I do think it does show the contempt he has for all parents. You can probably extrapolate and figure out this guy is big-time jerk.
Those parents pay his salary, so they are perfectly entitled to make him hit the road.
True-but I’d still rather see the outrage over something to do with the actual operation of the school, or the curriculum...
The job can’t be that tough, I’m sure they can find someone more professional to do the job.
If he’s that unprofessional and stupid he’s probably screwing that up too. But the board nature protects members from punishment there, since actions are always “by the board”. This time he did it all by himself.
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Likely is, but the article doesn’t mention any outrage over anything like that.
Granted, we stretched every dollar to send our kids to private school, so I obviously have no use or liking for the public school system, even though I’m forced to pay for it-but I still think the outrage is overblown when there are probably much bigger issues there..
They put Al Capone away for tax evasion, even though that wasn’t the worst thing he did.
....so chubby is now the new N-word equivalent?
If it is like this state, all you have to do is breathe and know the right people to hold that position, hence it attracts idiots. I’d use the howling to advantage, if I were king-dig into all the dealings of the board-there is probably enough there for months of real outrage, firings and lawsuits...
No, you'd think it was thing because it has to be stretched to cover that volume — much like a balloon.
No. You would expect the guy who oversees education in your district not to be stupid.
You can’t expect anyone to be anything they should now-especially when an institution is federally funded.
He doesn’t look like he misses too many meals, neither.
$100k for a ‘diversity training’ advocate to come stage some teambuilding exercises ought to cover it.
Actually I think it’s pretty funny. But then I’m not at all PC and have a weird sense of humor. Maybe he should have described her as the mother who needed to concentrate on growing taller so she wouldn’t have a weight problem.
He’s gay? Oh, no wonder the bitchy remark.
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